Blair presents Isabelle Faust with Alexander Melnikov
1/21/2014, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Ingram Hall (Google map of this location)
Blair presents Isabelle Faust, violin with Alexander Melnikov, piano
“Her sound has passion, grit and electricity but also a disarming warmth and sweetness that can unveil the music’s hidden strains of lyricism ...” — New York Times
German violinist Isabelle Faust won her first major competition, the 1987 Leopold Mozart Competition, when she was just 15 years old. Since then, she has pursued a successful and highly acclaimed solo career, including a Grammy nomination for her recording of Beethoven’s complete violin and piano sonatas with Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov. Add to that her early and enduring commitment to chamber music — she started her first string quartet when she was just 11 — which continues to inform her musical approach and aesthetic. The Blair School is delighted to welcome this pair of engaging artists to the Ingram Hall stage.
Presented with gratitude to Lois and Peter Fyfe for their generous support of the Blair School.
Blair thanks Hutton Hotel for providing accommodations for Ms. Faust and Mr. Melnikov.